People of Pankisi Gorge believe that all important issues of their life and death should be solved through mediation of a favored authority. Altzaney is the woman, who interferes into other people's lives and takes responsibility for that. She mediates between conflicting sides and the two worlds as well. Altzaney is the only woman trusted to take care of the dead. What makes her so distinguished and authoritative in a totally patriarchal environment and what is the price one has to pay for it? "Altzaney" gives an insight into a unique community of Pankisi Gorge.
Young, enthusiastic “English teacher” arrives to Georgia to be part of a “linguistic revolution” in the country. He is one of thousand English speakers sent all over Georgia under the Georgian president’s initiative to teach English every school child. The project is part of country’s policy to make rapid transition from the Post Soviet to European country and get rid of Russia’s influence. The teacher is determined to change a village, but then the village changes him.